High-spin Spectroscopy of 63Ga and 65Ga

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High-spin states in the nuclei Ga-63 and Ga-65 were studied following the reaction S-32 + Ca-40 at a reaction energy of 125 MeV and using the GASP gamma -ray spectrometer in combination with the ISIS charged-particle detector system. In addition to low-lying negative-parity states with single-particle character, rotational-like cascades built on the 9/2(+) and 19/2(-) states have been observed in both nuclei. Sidebands with negative parity in Ga-63 and positive parity in Ga-65 could be established. The experimental results are compared with Total Routhian Surface calculations which describe the nuclei as moderately deformed (beta (2) approximate to 0.25) and gamma soft at low rotational frequencies. The highest experimentally observed positive-parity state in Ga-65 (41/2(+)) is in good agreement with the calculated crossing of the collective band with a non-collective one terminating at this spin.


  • M. Weiszflog
  • G. de Angelis
  • A. Axelsson
  • D. Bazzacco
  • F. Becker
  • M. De Poli
  • J. Eberth
  • Claes Fahlander
  • A. Gadea
  • S. Lunardi
  • D. R. Napoli
  • J. Nyberg
  • C. R. Alvarez
  • B. Rubio
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • S. Skoda
  • H. G. Thomas
  • R. Wyss
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-38
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A. Hadrons and Nuclei
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

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